Blog Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in contributing to!

This is IAYT’s public-facing site that shares information about yoga therapy. We post blog articles weekly and feature many of these articles in the site’s monthly newsletter. 

General Guidelines

  • Keep article length between 400 and 600 words.
  • All submissions must be original. Although we may occasionally link to other posts, we do not accept articles published previously on other platforms, including authors’ personal websites.
  • Please submit your submission via this form. (We may ask for a Word document or that you share your file as a Google Doc link; for the latter, “anyone with this link can view ” must be checked, and editing permission must be given. PDFs cannot be accepted.)
  • Support any scientific claims with source references (e.g., a primary research article) or state that the information comes from your observation, a conversation or email with a peer or teacher, and so on.
  • When sharing client stories or quotes, please change names to protect privacy.
  • Please include a bio of roughly 30 words after the body of the piece. We will link your name to your website if you provide the URL. 
  • If you have images to accompnay your post (e.g., yoga poses), please include them at the end of your submission document. Only include images for which you have the rights or permission to use.

The Editorial Process

Upon submission, the editor will copy and paste your article into a new Google Doc. The editorial process takes place in this space. All submissions undergo developmental editing and copy editing. At least one revision is usually required, and refinement of the piece is a collaborative effort between editor and author.

Most posts include one or two images, which are chosen by the editor (unless the author has shared specific images). The blog adheres to a number of themes and guidelines, which makes image selection a more involved process than one might think! Final image selection is therefore determined by the editor. 

A Note on Content

Please keep in mind that our audience is seeking content that will foster a deeper understanding of yoga therapy and how it can support health and well-being. Our blog authors are IAYT members, often IAYT-certified yoga therapists who are excited about their work in the field of yoga therapy. Although we encourage this enthusiasm to come through in your writing, we do not publish promotional pieces that center around an author’s book, product, or personal brand. We do publish the occasional media review—but these reviews are written by someone other than the author. If parts of your personal or professional background are pertinent to the post, these can be skillfully incorporated into the piece itself.

Here are a few examples of how authors do this:

Why Restorative Yoga may not be what you want—but could be what you need

Integrating yoga therapy with conventional cancer care in hospital settings

Yoga therapy for youth with autism

Why yoga therapy can support LGBTQIA+ embodiment and well-being